Patrick Murphy, the 18th District U.S. Representative for St. Lucie, Martin and Northern Palm Beach counties is soliciting feedback from his constituents for their thoughts on the agreement reached between the P5 +1 and Iran in an attempt to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons through diplomacy. The deal seeks to significantly roll back Iran’s nuclear weapons program and allow weapons inspectors access to Iranian nuclear facilities in exchange for lifting certain economic sanctions on Iran. Click here to view the message from Representative Murphy and voice your views, feelings and opinions to get your message across which as citizens of the United States is our right, privilege and duty in a well-functioning democracy.
If you require some input as to some of the impediments or hesitations surrounding the deal for your review in order to make your stance, then read the article, “Is Iran deal a threat to Israel? New signs military is at odds with Netanyahu” by Joshua Mitnick (Christian Science Monitor). For further insight into the now controversy of the Iran deal, read “Iran nuclear deal could survive even if Congress disapproves” by Deb Riechmann (Associated Press).
In a democracy ( in which some say we no longer have, but more of an Oligarchy), “we the people” execute the power and while our congress (legislative branch) and even the executive (president) may try to sway us (for whatever reason), we are entitled to our own personal and individual stance on all issues; “we the people” in a democracy have the duty to uphold that which the majority decision (by the people) is decided to act or not act upon. The decision to support the Iran agreement reached between the P5 +1 and unanimously received the support of the United Nations’ Security Council should not be left to wither away because of ideological tendencies based on a congressional body that for approximately a decade has been a “do nothing congress” that specializes in hindrance, obstruction and corruption.
It’s time for “we the people” to go to Washington to restore common sense and ensure that we speak with the voice of a true democracy at home and around the world. Let us flex our power as we move forward in the 2016 election cycle in all levels of government whether local, state or federal to make it be known to all candidates that we mean business, don’t play games and are in the 2016 election cycle for the long haul on a quest for knowledgeable, trustworthy leaders with integrity and ethical associates.